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comes as the white house plays defense. plus, it certainly appears the man holding the young boy hostage is listening to media. wait until you hear how police are now changing their tactics. and in just minutes, i'll speak live with the super bowl's mvp. boy, do i have a lot to ask of joe flacco, from the blackout, to his big announcement after the game. the news is now. hi, everyone. good to be with you here on this monday. i'm brooke baldwin live in new york. and we begin with some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. sorry, market watchers. look with me as the dow is down 127 points as we're just about two hours away from the closing bell. taking a big step back today in the quest for the record books.
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getting close to the record high, what was that, just friday, remember on friday, actually closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time in more than five years. now to this one, no surprise here, president obama and texas governor rick perry don't agree. this time about the boy scouts banning gay people from leadership roles in the organization. >> scouting is about teaching a substantial amount of life lessons, sexuality is not one of them, never has been, doesn't need to be. >> that was governor perry just yesterday. on the same day, listen to what president obama said during his sit-down interview with cbs. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to, you know, opportunities and leadership that, you know, will serve people for the rest of their lives. and i think that nobody should be barred for that.
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>> the boy scouts board is expected to vote on the ban this week. the decision we're told could come as early as today. first, some gratitude and then secretary of state john kerry getting down to business here on day one in the office. take a listen. >> what other job can you have where you get up every day and advance the cause of nation and also keep faith with the ideals of your country in which it is founded and most critically meet our obligations to our fellow travelers on this planet? that's as good as it gets. and i'm proud to be part of it with you. so now let's get to work. thank you very, very much. >> kerry clearly following his own advice this weekend, not long after his confirmation, the new top diplomat talked to leaders in japan and in the middle east. and now to this story, pretty tough stuff to look at here. but you can see this is the aftermath here, crews trying to get bodies inside this wrecked
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tour bus, this is southern california. so far eight people are known dead. but that number is expected to rise. listen here with me to the highway patrol describing this crash site. >> it is a terrible scene, horrific scene. there is multiple victims, you know. there is personal belongings, personal property at the scene. >> that bus was returning from mexico when it crashed last night. elections in cuba brought out one voter who has not been seen in public for months and months. fidel castro, the country's retired leader, at a polling place there in havana. his last public outing in october was brief. but yesterday the 86-year-old spent more than an hour talking to members of the press, talking
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to voters in cuba. castro says he gets daily reports about the health of venezuelan president hugo chavez. and the story of malala yousufzai continues to astound. the teen activist from pakistan is now walking. look at this with me. there she is, walking. she's got the orange shoes on there. we'll take a look again. last october, you know the story, taliban gunmen shot her in the head at point blank range because she publicly advocated educating girls. listen to how well she is healing. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me.
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>> incredible. her british doctors say malala will not need any more surgeries. cheez-its and a hot wheels car, those are the items that a kidnapper requested for his 5-year-old captive. it is now one week since jimmy l dykes allegedly shot a school bus driver to death and took th this boy hostage. it is still not known one week later what the kidnapper's motive is. the alabama hostage suspect in that bunker is said to be a survivalist. and coming up tonight on "ac 360," looking at the survivalist moment, 8:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. the family of mohamed ali
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fighting back against the rumors that he's near death. loved ones tweeted out several photos showing the olympian rooting for the baltimore ravens last night. they discount british tabloid reports that ali could, quote, die within days. statement attributed to ali's brother rahman who also said the former champ no longer recognizes him. ♪ make me feel like i've been locked out of heaven ♪ the grammys announcing that bruno mars will join rehan why a rihanna and sting for a performance together this weekend. both nominees. but we're also getting word that beyonce and prince will join the awards show as presenters. let's talk about the super bowl game, shall we? the game itself, the mvp, the power outage that stopped everyone in their tracks for some 35 minutes. we were going to be talking here
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with ravens qb joe flacco around this time. he's running a little late, we're told. hey, busy guy. he's the mvp. we're allowing him to run late for us today. we'll speak with him later this hour. stay right here with me. joe flacco joining me live. first, let's focus on the blackout in the superdome from last night. we are hearing now that the game could have been delayed even longer than it was. joe carter is standing by for me in new orleans. and, joe, what happened? do we know? >> reporter: well, we're trying to unravel this mystery book. there are a lot of people leaving town now, but that question still remains, what happened, who is responsible? but cnn's rachel nichols talked to an official last night and they said the delay could have lasted longer than 35 minutes because there is wireless communication that occurs between the coaches on the field for the ravens and coaches in the press box. when the power went down so did their wireless communication. san francisco has all their coaches on the sidelines, so
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baltimore felt like they were at a disadvantage that they weren't able to communicate to the coaches in the press box. they said, we have to bring the coaches down which would have taken 15 to 20 minutes. as they were about to do that, power was restored. there is two players in the whole story. entergy, the company that prize the power to the superdome and smg, the company that runs the superdome. they're both releasing a statement last night saying that a piece of equipment designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system, which then triggered an automatic shutdown. that forced the backup system to kick in. auxiliary power. that's why we didn't see a complete blackout during the game last night. there was some lights on. the elevator stopped working, the escalator stopped working, credit card machines stopped working for fans, we had no wireless communication with our headsets listening to the play by play, the radio communication for us went down, cell phones went down. it was restored. 35 minutes into it. the players, coaches, both teams were affected by it. the mayor releasing a statement late last night saying that this
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is an unfortunate situation and it should not take away from what has been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there is no indication at all
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that this was caused by the halftime show. absolutely none. i know that's been out there, to say that beyonce's halftime show had something to do with it. that's not the case from everything we have at this point. >> in addition to the power outage, check out cnn.com for the five super bowl moments people are talking about. cnn.com for that. a mother from new york, what was supposed to be on a trip of a lifetime, found dead in turkey. now new developments in this mystery include a big clue involving nail scrapings. plus, president obama expected to address the nation in a minute on gun control. find out why he's chosen minneapolis to pitch his plan. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit.
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turkish police. >> translator: the investigation is ongoing. the medical examiner's report is not complete yet, but it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to get concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it is not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. there is no indication aththat was an agent or a courier. >> these are the last known images of sierra. security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th walking alone inside a shopping mall here in istanbul. when her husband steven sat down for an interview with cnn last week, he was already fearing the worst. >> you're hoping that she's okay, wherever she's at. that she's not hurting, that she's not cold, that she's being fed, that she's not consumed with fear.
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>> cnn international's hala gorani joining me now. if we're hearing she died because of a blow to the head, there is also new information coming out as far as perhaps she was fighting off an attacker. >> right. and police now are doing everything they can, certainly because as far as they're concerned, this is very bad publicity for istanbul to have american tourists fly there for a photography holiday and turn up dead behind ancient walls in istanbul. but also because this is unusual. you don't have actually that many murders in istanbul every year. it is a city, as i was speaking to our ivan watson from istanbul, with about the size of new york. and you have four times fewer murders every year. so this is something that is getting even turks to talk about the dangers of going out on photography expeditions or traveling alone as a woman certainly or as a foreigner. you mentioned there that there
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were surveillance images of sierra there that were taken at a shopping mall in istanbul, grainy sort of black and white images. well, the police have spent hours looking through all the cctv footage, the closed-circuit television footage to figure out what her last known movements were in istanbul. and there was also an interesting lead that may not have ended up becoming anything in the end because sarai sierra was active on instagram and there were reports that she had met somebody, a turk, on instagram and they established a location to meet, a day before her family lost touch with her, somebody by the name of talan, according to this new york times report. but he was questioned and eventually released and nine people, brooke, are still detained in this case. they're not arrested, they are detained for questioning. and police really want to try to figure out what connection any of them might have to the murder
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of this young lady. >> so, hala, we know her parents have recently spoken. let's listen to that. >> -- that is something we're going to do together as a family and the father will be speaking to them. and something that it is going to be hard. and he's going to -- we're going to talk about that when he comes back. >> her parents there also flanked by congressman michael graham, representing staten island where they're from. just tragic all the way around. >> right. and also we heard from the mother there that the children of sierra haven't been told because they want to make sure that they break this to them gently. so this is going to be the big question, she's -- she was missing a week before she was found. she was killed with a blow to the head according to police in turkey. who is responsible? nine people still detained. we'll continue to follow the
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investigation. >> hala gorani, thank you so much for me. now, medical drama. we're taking you inside the operating room where mistakes happen and doctors are held accountable. coming up next, a look at tnt's new primetime series "monday mornings" with the man behind the novel, dr. sanjay gupta. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team.
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ever wondered what happens when something in the hospital goes wrong? a lot of people think a mistake happens and then the story just ends there. not so fast. tnt's new primetime medical drama "monday mornings" pulls back the curtain on these errors and is holding the doctors responsible. this show is based upon a book written by cnn's very own dr. sanjay gupta. he's also a writer, also an executive producer, with david e. kelley and here is a preview. >> coming through. >> welcome to chelsea general. this is the emergency room, and it is a trauma center. >> get out of my way. >> clear. >> place like this can get multiple traumas at once. this is the sort of place where they all end up.
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multiple trauma bays, lots of action in this area. but you remember this, dr. tyler wilson comes in with the entire team of chelsea general doctors to make it all happen. that's what this hospital is all about. it is a shooting day here at chelsea general. and it is a single level set as you might imagine. there is ways we can make it multiple levels. for example, elevator over here that goes straight through. so you go through the elevator, suddenly on a different floor. are these real? >> could be. >> anything could be real. so one of my favorite places at chelsea general, the operating room. this is an operating room that you're about to see where we can actually perform surgery. we wanted the entire room to be real. so nothing in here is out of place, nothing doesn't belong.
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this is what a real operating room looks like. this is a microscope we use to perform surgery that the surgeons will -- the operator will be able to move this all around, focus in on different parts of the head. if i had to do surgery, because someone needed it on the set, i could do it right here in this room. chelsea general is like any other hospital. and sometimes complications occur. when they do, people are held accountable here in room 311. >> all right. let's get started, shall we? >> this is the room that very few people know about and even fewer people get to see. it is room 311. our characters, you know, often sit in the same seats, for example. ty and tina will usually sit over here. you'll have gotto in the back of the room. this is the place over here you really never want to be. and if you can avoid it, there is literally this walk where the
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doctors here for the first time, that they're the ones that are going to be in the hot seat and they come to this podium over here. it is a glass podium, people can see their body language. the only person who really sits in the same seat every time is dr. harding. he's the boss. he's the only person who can see the entire room. he can read everyone's expressions. and that was really critically important. the ultimate goal of 311 is to make sure that we learn from mistakes. this is how medicine and science moves forward. the worst thing of all would be that a mistake occurs, no one learns from it. room 311 makes sure that doesn't happen. >> sanjay, i'm so excited for you. >> been a while to see it like that. >> totally wild. i love that what you didn't see, sanjay is like i'm not in it, i'm not in the show. just in talking, you said it took you ten years, labor of love, to write the book. now you have a tv show.
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>> when i first started writing, i wanted to write a book about how doctors learn. i've been fascinated by this. people like to joke about the fact they call it the practice of medicine. but everything is the practice, really, unless you're perfect at it, you're still to some extent practicing and in medicine that's really true. you have to learn from mistakes. you have to learn from your mistakes, from other mistakes. and these meetings that take place in hospitals, those are real meetings, and they were some of the most indelible things i've ever experienced because, you know, doctors holding each other accountable. candid conversations, no holds barred. not supposed to be replacing the lawyers or the administrators, this is pure review. as if cnn every week we had a meeting where we just said, brooke, here is what i think you did right, what you did wrong, it is not personal but it is powerful, very powerful. >> congratulations, doc. when do we set the dvr? >> tonight, 10:00 p.m., monday mornings is on monday nights, 10:00 p.m. >> sanjay gupta, thank you very much.
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we appreciate it. run around behind the set there. and now to this, just 48 hours after the white house released this photo, president obama is getting ready to address the nation in a matter of minutes here about gun control. and his decision to do it in minneapolis was no accident. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks.
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but first, the gun conversation. certainly resonating all around the country. last night, watching, before the super bowl here. look at these little boys and girls along with jennifer hudson singing "america the beautiful" ahead of the big game. take a listen. ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ for amber waves of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesties above the fruited plains ♪ ♪ america, america god shed -- ♪ >> that is the sandy hook
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choir,ed my fiechoir, ed midfield ahead of the game. also here, jennifer hudson you know the story, her life has also been touched by gun violence. her mother, her brother, and young nephew were killed in 2008 when her brother-in-law went on a shooting spree. also during the super bowl, of course, there were all kinds of ads and commercials, but this one in particular caught my eye. >> the nra once supported background checks. >> we think it is reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> america can do this, for us. please. >> that ad aired in washington, d.c., it was paid for by the group mayors against illegal
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guns. and in this ad it features the nra's executive vice president wayne lapierre in a video back from 1999 in which he said that he supports universal background checks on gun purchases. but last week, during a cnn town hall on gun control, the nra made it very, very clear that the group's leaders do not support universal background checks. listen to that. >> there is a cost to this kind of basically bureaucracy, why should a law abiding citizen who isn't a problem, who is not a criminal, should have to go through additional background checks? why should we spend scarce law enforcement resources spending money on background checks of law abiding people who aren't the problem? >> that was sandy froman, an nra board member. we can't talk about the gun debate, of course, without showing this photo. take a look. this was released saturday. white house releasing this photograph of the president using a shotgun. part of skeet shooting up at camp david, an effort to show the president has,
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quote/unquote, profound respect for america's hunting traditions as he told the new republic in an interview recently. wolf blitzer joins me now. and, wolf, as we await the president speaking in minneapolis, let's just you and i chat for a moment here again. there are the live pictures. look, there is a lot going on, obviously, nationwide, in terms of the gun debate. first just in terms of the president speaking there today, what should we expect to hear? >> i think we'll hear the president reiterate what he's been saying now for the last few weeks, especially since newtown, connecticut, the massacre there at that elementary school. he wants congress to take action. he's hoping congress can come up with a bipartisan piece of legislation that will win passage. if it can't, he says he will introduce his own legislation and ask congress, in effect, demand congress put it up for a vote. here's the key questions i think we have to look at. there are various components of what the president wants.
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as far as background checks, there is overwhelming popularity now for expanding background checks. there is also popularity for limiting the amount of bullets in these magazine clips, if you will. and on those two areas, the president and the democrats working with republicans, they have a shot at get something legislation to the president's desk. when it comes to banning or limiting the military style assault weapons, that's a really uphill struggle for the democrats for the president. they know that. in the end, they may have to break these various components up, see what they can do, get background checks passed, maybe get some magazines passed as far as reducing the number of bullets or ammunition in those magazines. as far as the assault weapons ban, that's a real problem. because there is such widespread opposition including not only from republicans, but from a bunch of democrats as well. >> before we talk maybe more specifics on the legislation and what is passable and what's not, i think it is important to point out, this is minneapolis. when i read, of course, the
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president was in minneapolis, i wondered, well, why the city specifically? i did some reading, this is a reading that in recent years had been pretty tough on gun control, it was a city in the '90s that was known as murd murder-apolis and they have come a long way, haven't they? >> they have. they have reduced the death rate from guns in minneapolis and elsewhere in minnesota. the mayor of minneapolis will be at this event with the president, both senators from minnesota, both of whom are democrats, they will be there, the governor, mark dayton, is going to be there as well. a lot of local officials, police chiefs, and others that are going to be participating in this round table. the president wants to underscore there are certain steps you can take in these major urban areas that will reduce gun violence if you will. that will be one of the themes in thinks remarks and in this conversation with these local officials. >> wolf, do me a favor and stand by as we await the president there, speaking in minneapolis. i have a photo, i know you've seen, i want to have a
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conversation about this photograph, the white house released over the weekend of the president skeet shooting in camp david back in august. we'll talk about this after this quick break. d in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. with efficient absorption in one daily dose. so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think?
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back here live, let's go ahead and take a look at we await the president speaking in minneapolis, minnesota. any moment now, he's basically making good on his promise. he wants to take this national conversation about gun control to the american people, and this is case in point of the president doing that today. we will hear from the president in a matter of minutes. want to bring wolf blitzer back in as part of this conversation for me in washington. before the break, we were talking about this photograph. michael, go ahead and throw the photograph up on the screen. the president. here it was. this was a photograph that the white house released on saturday. this was the president skeet shooting back in august, i believe, on his birthday. and, wolf, you know the back story. the president sat down, did an interview with the new republic,
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and new republic asking the president, have you ever shot a gun? the president said, yes, he goes skeet shooting all the time at camp david. there were skeptics. those who said that, you know, does he really scoot shokeet sh? there is criticism ever since. are you surprised they released this? >> i thought they should have released it right away as soon as the president mentioned it in that interview he likes to do skeet shooting when he's up at camp david and then there was, you know, i think marcia black burn, the republican congresswoman, from tennessee, said, if he does that, why don't they release a picture? they should have released the picture, said, here's the picture, you see the president likes to do this once and a while. white house officials acknowledge he's not a hunter, he's not a major sportsman as far as guns are concerned, but once in a while you go up to camp david, i've been to camp david, it is a huge, huge area. you want to do some skeet shooting, skeet shooting, you can do some skeet shooting. i'm sure he's not a pro at it. i'm not sure how good he is or
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how bad he is. some asking questions is he really doing this, is this picture photo shopped? what is going on. it is the president having some fun, doing some shooting. there are cynics or skeptics out there wonderi ining is this forl or not, is this just for show that the president is trying to show he's a sportsman, if you will. people will ask those questions and let's see if it goes anywhere. i'm pretty skeptical of this whole discussion, but that's just me. >> it is sort of just part of the conversation. we just wanted to fold it in there, hearing -- >> i know. look, that picture was on the front page of every newspaper in the united states on sunday. it has been all over the place. as i said, i think the white house should have just released that picture right away instead of letting it drag on and people -- experts are questioning is his hand in the right place, why isn't it being pointed up toward the sky if you're skeet shooting. i read all those questions.
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it is one still photo of the president with a shotgun, you know. let's see if there is any more pictures or whatever. >> let's move past the photo and remind our viewers we are awaiting the president speaking in minneapolis again. this is a city really reinforced and made true to their word in terms of curtailing gun crime and gun violence in a city very much known for gun crimes and murders in the '90s. we're awaiting the president. quick break. back after this. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with
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and irrepressible icon, that is how new york mayor michael bloomberg described big apple legend, former new york mayor ed koch. a memorial service was held today for the outspoken leader who passed away on friday. and talk about a who's who of new york political heavyweights. they were in attendance. you see former president bill clinton there, long-time friend of mayor koch. here is how the former president remembered this one of a kind mayor. >> i sent him a note on his 88th birthday and he wrote me a nice letter back and he didn't typically mention his own illness. instead he asked about hillary's health instead. he had a big brain, but he had a bigger heart. so ed, how's she doing?
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united states, speaking in minneapolis, taking the national conversation of gun control to the people. >> i've gotten soft over the last four years. when i was in chicago, this was nothing. now it's something. but i'm grateful for all of you being here today. i want to thank chief hartow and the entire minneapolis police department for having me here today. there are a number of other people i want to acknowledge here. first of all, a wonderful man and one of america's greatest public servants is here, walter mondale, former vice president. your outstanding governor, mark dayton, is here. two great mayors, mayor artie
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rybak of minneapolis, and mayor chris coleman of st. paul. and your outstanding congressional delegation senator amy klobuchar, senator al franken, representative keith elson, and representative betty mccollum. and i should acknowledge my outstanding attorney general. what's your name again? he does a great job every single day and i could not be prouder of eric holder for his leadership on this issue in particular. now, i just had a chance to sit down with some local police
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officers, but also community leaders, as well as folks who themselves have been victims or whose families have been victims of gun violence, to hear their ideas about how we can protect our kids, and address the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. because if we're serious about preventing the kinds of tragedies that happened in newtown, or the tragedies that happened every day in places like chicago, or philadelphia or minneapolis, then law enforcement and other community leaders must have a seat at the table. all the folks standing here behind me today, they're the ones on the front line of this fight. they see the awful consequences, the lives lost, the families shattered. they know what works. they know what doesn't work. and they know how to get things
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done. without that regard for politics, so we had a very productive discussion and one of the things that struck me was that even though those who were sitting around that table represented very different communities, big cities, small towns, they all believe it is time to take some basic common sense steps to reduce gun violence. we may not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting. no law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. but there is even one thing we can do, if there is one life we can save, we have on obligation to try. that's been the philosophy here in minneapolis, a few years back you suffered a spike in violent crime involving young people. so this city came together.
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you launched a series of initiatives that reduced the number of young people injured by guns by 40%. 40%. so when it comes to protecting our children from gun violence, you've shown that progress is possible. still got to deal with the 60% that remains, but that 40% means lives saved. parents whose hearts aren't broken. communities that aren't terrorized and afraid. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. that's my main message here today. and each of us has a role to play. a few weeks ago i took action on my own to strengthen background checks, to help schools get more
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resource officers, if they want them, and to direct the centers for disease control to study the causes of violence, because for a long time, even looking at the evidence was considered somehow tough politics. so congress had taken the approach that we don't want to know. that's never the answer to a problem is not wanting to know what is going on. so we have been able to take some steps through administrative action. real change requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. good news is we're starting to see a consensus emerge about the action congress needs to take. the vast majority of americans, including a majority of gun
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owners, support requiring criminal background checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. so right now democrats and republicans in the senate are working on a bill that would ban anyone from selling a gun to somebody legally prohibited from owning one. that's common sense. there is no reason why we can't get that done. that is not a liberal idea or conservative idea, not a democratic or republican idea, that is a smart idea. want to keep those guns out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them. senators from both parties have also come together and proposed a bill that would crack down on people who buy guns only to turn them around and sell them to criminals. it is a bill that would keep more guns off the street, and out of the hands of people with the intent of doing harm.
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and, by the way, in addition to reducing violence on the streets it would also make life a lot easier and a lot safer for the people standing behind me here today. we shouldn't stop there. we should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons, and a ten-round limit for magazines. and that deserves a vote in congress because weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned on the streets. but we also know that if we're going to solve the problem of gun violence, then we have got to look at root cause is as well. that means we should make it
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easier for young people to get access to mental health treatment. we should help communities like this one keep more cops on the beat. and since congress hasn't confirmed a director of bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms in six years, they should confirm your u.s. attorney from minnesota, todd jones, who is here today, and who has been nominated for this post. these are common sense measures supported by democrats, republicans, and independents, and in many of them are response gun owners. we're seeing members of both parties putting aside their differences and work together to make many of them a reality. but if there is one thing i've
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learned over the last four years, it is that you can't count on anything in washington until it's done. and nothing is done yet. there has been a lot of talk, a lot of conversation, a lot of publicity, but we haven't actually taken concrete steps yet. the last week the senate held its first hearing since newtown on the need to address gun violence and the best way to move forward. the first people to offer testimony were gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly. they talked about how a complex problem like this has no single solution, bu still had a ten-round limit on magazines, for example, the gunman who shot gabby may never have been able to inflict 33 gunshot wounds in 15 seconds. 15 seconds, 33 rounds fired. some of the six people who lost their lives that day in tucson might still be with us.
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changing the status quo is never easy. this will be no exception. the only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is if the american people decide it is important. if you decide it's important, if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, hunters and sports men, americans of every background stand up and say this time it has got to be different. we have suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing. and, by waithe way, it is reall important for us to engage with folks who don't agree with us on everything, because we hope that we can find some areas where we do agree and we have to recognize that there are going to be regional differences and geographical differences. the experience the people have of guns in an urban neighborhood may not be the same as in a rural community.
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but we know, for example, for polling, that universal background checks are universally supported by gun owners. majority of gun owners, overwhelming majority of gun owners think that's a good idea. if we have lobbyists in washington, claiming to speak for gun owners, saying something different, we need to go to the source and reach out to people, direct directly. he c we can't allow the filters to get in the way of common sense. that's why i need everybody who is listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. ask them if they support common sense reforms like requiring universal background checks or restoring the ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. tell them there is no legislation to eliminate all
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guns, there is no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment, tell them specifically what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans, when asked, support. and tell them now is the time for action. that we're not going to wait until the next newtown or the next aurora. we're not going to wait until after we lose more innocent americans an street corners all across the country. not going to wait until somebody else's father or son are murder ed. some of officers here today know what it is like to look into the eyes of a parent or a grandparent, a brother or sister who just lost a loved one to an act of violence. to see that the pain and the
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heart break from wondering why this precious life, this piece of your heart was in the wrong place at the wrong time. it changes you. you're not the same afterwards. and obviously whatever that experience is like is nothing compared to the experience those families are actually going through. it makes you realize if there is one thing we can do to keep our children, our community safe, there is one step we can take to prevent more families from feeling what they feel after they have lost a loved one, we have got an obligation to take that step. we have got an obligation to give our police officers and our communities the tools they need to make some of the same progress that has been made here in minneapolis. there won't be perfect solutions. we're not going to save every life, but we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as
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americans. that's what i'll do every single day as long as i have the honor of serving as your president. thank you, god bless you. god bless these united states of america. thank you. >> president of the united states flanked by law enforcement, making the point that as he said, law enforcement has to have a seat at the table when it comes to enforcing gun legislation, gun rules, you know, citing the city of minneapolis is a perfect example, talked about the spike of violent crime among young people years ago and because of the youth initiatives they were able to reduce the crime by 40%. the president there in minneapolis. now this. >> top of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. want to let everyone know here, 3:30 eastern time, half an hour, we have compiled a fantastic group, multiple voices to talk
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and debate all the hot topics from the super bowl including the blackout, the ratings, here she is, beyonce's performance, and all those ads. don't miss it. that's in half an hour. first, we begin with the story that has a lot of people talking today. any teens in your house? call them over to the television right now. because this story could save their life. you may have seen these. you've seen these packets in convenience stores. it is so-called synthetic marijuana. these chemically involved treats, these herbs, are sold in packaging, usually brightly colored, attracts the eye, looks like candy. but they are anything but harmless. smoking one nearly killed 17-year-old emily bower of houston. the experience landed her smack dab in intensive care unit on life support and her family expected she would die.
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these pictures are of emily from last december. want to bring in cnn's legal analyst sunny hostin here. we talked about synthetic marijuana in the past. it is the kind of thing, the stores and the packaging, it creates this illusion they're harmless. >> candy. >> looks like candy. young people grab them and they're linked to thousands of medical emergencies. >> that's right. thousands. what is so fascinating, i went to a convenience store to look for it, because, i thought, gosh, it looks like candy. in new york, i couldn't find it. these items aren't legal. in 41 states including puerto rico, or and puerto rico, they're not allowed and law enforcement is sort of on to it now, but kids are still buying it. this kid bought it in texas, where it is illegal. still made its way on to the store's shelves and it can be really dangerous. get this, brooke. it is 100 times more potent than marijuana in many settings. so i don't know why it is still
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kind of out there. but i suspect -- >> who makes it? >> i suspect it is because of who makes it. sometimes a college kid trying to make a little bit of money, sometimes it is underground manufacturers that are making heaps of it using a cement mixer. >> a cement mixer? >> there is no quality control here and that's one of the reasons why i think law enforcement has had a bit of trouble with it, but new legislation is being passed and i will say this, also, they're smart. whenever law enforcement gets kind of close to catching them, they switch the ingredients on it so it doesn't -- >> doesn't fall under the -- >> the guidelines. they're smart. they're savvy. and it is a significant, significant problem. >> what about emily bower. she was in the icu. her parents thought she was -- >> well, i would love to say she's doing great, but she suffered severe strokes. she has brain damage. and so, you know, day by day her family says she's getting better. she's in physical therapy. and other kinds of therapy, but
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she was severely injured by this. i just hope folks that are watching will speak to their teens, will speak to their kids about this because this is still out there on the shelves, killing people. >> we have a dad on the show, i'll never forget it, spoke to me teary eyed. his son had taken his own life because he had just -- i don't know what the effects of the stuff was on him, it was too much for him to handle. >> unbelievable. >> sunny hostin, thanks very much. >> thanks. king richard iii has been found. his skeleton was unearthed last september beneath a parking lot in england and today positive identification, the bone belongs to his royal highness. richard quest joining me here. this is just one of those, so, richard quest this is 500 years since king richard died. how did researchers know where to look? that's what i want to know. >> this is amazing, brooke. come on.
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here you have a mystery that has been 500 years in the making. and they found the bones and the body on the first day that they were excavating this parking lot in lester, a city in middle england. they knew where to -- they have been knowing where to look for some years because they know that the final battle, the battle of bosworth in 1485, and they knew that after he was killed, he was buried in a church. but that church had long since gone. and so for -- i was going to say, for years, decades, for centuries they have been wondering where it might be. this was the last bit of open space they could dig down to and in august of last year, they dug down and just -- it wasn't that deep, is the first thing. this it wasn't that deep and they found it on day one. >> he was hunch backed, attributes to his bones. they knew it was him. >> yeah, well, well, not so
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fast. they saw they -- first of all, the feet are missing. so you have the long skeleton lying out. and then if you show the picture again, you'll see the spine and you see it is not a hunch back. it is known as scoliosis, a definition, which is a defamation of the spine, but it does create a full hunchback in the sort we have seen in shakespeare's richard iii, more of a leaning, a shoulder shrug it would be like. so they got a pretty good idea it was richard iii. then they did the dna samples, comparing those bone samples with known living relatives of t the other dna and they were able to put two and two together. >> archaeology, fascinating, centuries old, richard quest, thank you, sir. now to a pretty tough sad
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one. america's deadliest sniper shot dead by a fellow war veteran. wasn't killed on the battlefield. this shooting wasn't an accident either. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and friend chad littlefield decided to take eddie ray routh to a gun range. in texas. routh was thought to be showing signs of post traumatic stress disorder. these two men thought they could take him out, try to help him. less than two hours later, both kyle and littlefield were dead and former marine eddie ray routh is charged with their murder. >> apparently mr. kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues that had been in the military. and this -- this shooter is possibly one of those people that he had taken out to the range, to mentor, to visit with, to help him, you know, that's all. >> dr. sanjay gupta, we don't
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know for sure if this shooter had ptsd. you look at his resume, if you will, three tours of duty, marine, would that be a first thought of yours? ptsd? >> it would be high on the list, people described him as having those sorts of symptoms. look at the statistics, one in five, one in six, returning veterans have ptsd. the numbers are pretty high. and keep in mind, this is post traumatic stress disorder, a magnified response to things that would otherwise not be scary. loud noise, a smell can trigger these sorts of things. just statistically, this is something for people to think about. >> what about the fact that littlefield and kyle were taking this veteran out on the range for what they called exposure therapy. what is exposure therapy? >> i heard that was possibly why they were doing it as well. ptsd is hard to treat. there aren't great treatments. so over the last decade or so, exposure therapy is a sort of therapy where you think of it
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almost like a vaccine. you're slowly exposing somebody in this case to a traumatic situation with the hope that they can slowly start to get over it. it is still relatively new in the scheme of things. i tried this form of it known as virtual reality exposure therapy. you see it there, when i got back from iraq. slowly exposing you to traumatic situations and talking you through it. i think that's an important point, brooke. this is something that is -- it should be done in a controlled setting, by a licensed professional. i don't know what exactly the goals were on the gun range as you were describing there. but that's not typically how it would happen. you would have somebody who is trained in this area, and much more of a controlled setting. >> what about the fact, if you are someone who suffers from ptsd, you said it is hard to treat. d do they tend to act out, act violent? >> they might. this is a difficult question because there is all sorts of different types of violence. the violence is more associated with this is a reactive
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violence, not a predatory violence, not a preplanned violence. if you take all violent episodes across the country, most of them are perpetrated by people who do not have ptsd, do not have mental illness. it is hard to say these are ptsd as a diagnosis is at the root of a lot of the things, it isn't. it can happen, for sure. you talk about the exposure therapy, small studies have shown it can be up to 80% effective in terms of reducing symptoms of ptsd, maybe not treating it altogether, but compared to things that hardly work at all. >> okay. sanjay gupta, thank you. >> sad story. >> it is incredibly sad, especially think of this navy s.e.a.l. in iraq so many times. >> it is tough to imagine. >> thank you. >> thank you. sanjay's new show "monday mornings" premieres tonight on our sister network tnt at 10:00 eastern. a lot of the episodes of the show are based on sanjay's book, his novel, and also real life experiences as a doctor and
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journalist for a look behind the scenes of the show, go to cnn.com. it certainly appears the man holding the young boy hostage is listening to media. wait until you hear how police are now changing their tactics. plus, critics pouncing on the super bowl ads and cbs' coverage. you're about to see crazy technology that followed real time reactions of a test audience. and some of hollywood's biggest stars today gathering in one room. we'll take you inside the oscar luncheon. the news is now. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone --
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>> yes, they're just getting started. i loved that you quantified that. i need to let everyone know so i get the hate e-mails for getting the good gig that i'm pool side at the beverly hilton in beverly hills. this is the annual oscar luncheon. an idea of where we are. all of the major outlets here in hollywood are set up here around the pool at the beverly hilton. what happens is all of the nominees for this year's oscars, for this year's academy awards, come here to the oscar luncheon. afterwards they come down, may sit and talk to us, and have a little chat about how excited they are about this year's awards. the great thing about the oscar luncheon is that you can have the person that is nominated for the smallest documentary come to this luncheon and meet the likes of ben affleck or meet the likes of jessica chastain, all of those people, that are nominated. it is really a good time and it gives kind of that hollywood community a chance of everybody
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to get together. where they are right now, they are inside the beverly hilton at the lunch and after they're done, that's when they come down here and hang with us media types. i'm eating cheese pizza, by the way, not the same lunch they're eating. >> very nice, glamorous pizza shot. thank you, nischelle. so what do they get? do they get a trophy, a plaque, other than schmoozing? >> yeah, this is what they come and they get their recognition. they come through the arrival line, get their recognition certificate of being nominated, and it is kind of just their at a boy because not everybody wins. this is the time where they get that recognition of, yes, i was nominated for an academy award. it is a good day. you see people, they're so happy, so excited. i remember talking to saeda garrett nominated for best song and you could not tell her that she was not the queen of the universe. it was so neat to see.
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she was so joyous. and there are those types of stories that are fun to tell. >> fantastic. looks so calm, so unred carpet-like, nischelle turner. enjoy the pizza. we'll look for you late, my friend. thanks so much. >> miss you out here in beverly hills. >> i miss you. love to l.a. thank you. you also know very well here the story of this young courageous woman, malala yousufz yousufzai, the woman targeted and shot by the taliban all because she wanted young girls to get an education. well, now, for the very first time since that brutal attack, we hear from malala herself as she talks about what she's calling her second life. turn y off so no one would interrupt us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!!
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some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. first, some gratitude and then secretary of state john kerry getting down to business on day one in the office. here he is. >> what other job can you have where you get up every day and advance the caution of nation, and also keep faith with the ideals of your country on which it is founded and most critically meet our obligations to our fellow travelers on this planet.
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that's as good as it gets. and i'm proud to be part of it with you. so now let's get to work. thank you very, very much. >> secretary kerry, following his own advice from the weekend, not long after his confirmation, the new top diplomat talked to leaders in japan and the middle east. elections in cuba brought out one voter who has not been seen at least publicly for months and months. here he is, fidel castro. the country's retired leader at a polling place in havana. his last public outing was all the way back in october. it was brief. but yesterday he spent more than an hour speaking to the press and to voters. castro says he gets daily reports perfect the health of hugo chavez. and the story of ma kwllala yousufzai, the teen activist
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from pakistan, here she is, walking. this is her in the orange shoes going through the door there. last october, you know the story, taliban gunman shot her in her head, point blank range, because she publicly advocated young girls getting an education. listen to her, her own words as far as how she's doing. >> today you can see that i am alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can speak and i'm getting better day by day. it is just because of the prayers of people, because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. >> incredible. her british doctors say malala will not need any more surgeries. and harvard forced dozens of students to withdraw after school officials finished a cheating investigation. so, about 100 students had nearly identical answers on this take home exam from last spring.
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so the school kicked out half of those students, put the others on disciplinary probation. the school paper reported that the cheating happened in an introductory to government class. and take a look at the market here as we are half an hour away from the closing bell. dow down 103 points here. it was flirting with the record levels last week, right? keep in mind it closed above the 14,000 mark. the highest it was, 14,164, october of 2007. now this. ♪ make me feel like i've been locked out of heaven ♪ ♪ for too long >> love that song. the grammys announcing that bruno mars and rihanna and sting will perform together this weekend. bruno mars and rihanna both nominees. and we are also getting word this is our last night, you'll be seeing beyonce and you will
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the super bowl isn't just a football game, really. let's be honest, it is a cultural phenomenon. let's talk about the big stories, big picture beyond the game itself. you had the blackout. you have now the ratings which we have just learned and the lovely beyonce. i am joined from washington by john murray, entertainment journalist and all around pop culture expert who i hear was in new orleans. we'll talk about that. and lauren ash burn, editor in chief of the daily download. in atlanta today, my friend monty durham, fashion director and stylist for tlc's "say yes to the dress atlanta."
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lauren, i begin with you. you have the blackout, something like 35 minutes. we hear the ratings now, 108 million viewers. this is the third most watched super bowl down from the last two. you think the blackout helped or hurt the game in the ratings? >> actually at the very beginning i thought it was going to hurt. i thought, oh, boy, the first half was lousy. now the blackout. and i thought, you know, cbs would be in big trouble losing a lot of ratings. but it seemed like it was a party thing. people were laughing and talking, what's going to happen with the blackout. and then you had this great third and fourth quarter where the game actually was a game. and it probably did more help than it did harm. though i do think, brooke, that they should have come out with more information than they did. they wrote off the terrorist threat right away. but then it was like your cable company, you call your cable company, you say when is it going to be on? >> let me get to that.
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because there has been some criticism on cbs today, the failure to go into reporting mode. let me quote bob raiseman, sports columnist for new york daily news. there was no outrage, no questioning how a thing like this could happen on the nfl's biggest night of the year. he goes on, no, that ain't the way it works. the idea is to find an nfl suit, stick a microphone in his or her face and ask the following question, what the hell is going on. john, do you agree? >> yeah, brooke. give us an nfl official. why didn't they roll the stage back out there and have destiny's child sing a cappella or something. >> didn't have the power for it. lauren, do you agree? fair criticism on cbs? >> you know, i talked -- i e-mailed with jeff fashioner, the president of cbs news. he said, you have to remember that cbs sports is not a news organization. if they're not making themselves available, if reporters are asking and sports reporters are asking and they are not
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answering, there is only so much you can do. >> let me play some sound, nfl commissioner roger goodell talking. >> there is no indication at all at this was caused by the halftime show. absolutely none. so i know that's been out there, to say that beyonce's halftime show had something to do with it, that is not the case from anything we have at this point. >> so monty durham, it was -- i don't know if you saw the tweets, not beyonce, not beyonce's blow-dryer that killed the lights. what did you think about what she was wearing, that leather thing? >> when she first stepped out, i'm thinking, cat woman? you know? it took me back a little bit. but you got to remember, i mean, she is an entertainer. if you're going to entertain, this is where you need to pull out all the stops. and, you know, luckily there was no wardrobe malfunction with this. but i think she gave a good show here.
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and i think, you know, she played appropriately dressed to what she was singing and what she was doing. and i think she looked like a true star, rock 'n' roll here. i think she pulled out all the stops. a lot of people are talking and marilyn monroe, if i go out, nobody's talking, i haven't done a good job. >> the problem is you're sitting there, were you sitting there watching this with a 6-year-old daughter or a 7-year-old daughter? >> i was watching last night and people i were sitting with were saying, this is a little sexy for sunday night. >> what did you expect from beyonce? she's an entertainer. if you know she's going to play put a ring on it, you know what she does. her past entertainment, we can surely much assure that when she comes out, there is going to be a lot of movement, it is going to be skanky, and it is going to be entertaining. >> john, let me get you to weigh in on this. >> what she -- >> not only is she singing, she's dancing.
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there was much ado, some would say, about nothing, when it came to the inauguration voice track controversy. are we moving past that now, john? >> clearly. thursday, brooke, you were on live right after it, there was a master class of public relations the way she handled that. she sang all the way live. it was wonderful 13 minutes. she typically sings live. it was a great vocal presentation, great musicianship, great tone, great singing. you couldn't ask for anything more. >> i disagree. >> you disagree. go ahead, lauren. >> i don't think the voice was great. a room full of people were saying, wow, this doesn't sound good, she doesn't sound great and a lot of people were saying, hey, bring on the lip-synching. we would have gotten a better performance. >> i have to say, i did love a little destiny's child, but i feel like you have performances and then you have the super bowl. i was expecting jay-z to pop out with fireworks behind him. was anyone else disappointed he
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didn't show up? >> a little. >> i would have liked to have seen him. i know he was backstage. they posted a photo online after the performance. he likes to let her shine and do her own thing. >> that's a good man. >> she put it together, she arranged it. i don't care what lauren says, she sounded amazing. i can get an ear doctor. >> you don't care what i said. >> all three of you, who would you love to see perform next year at the halftime show. lauren, beginning with you? >> that's terrible. u2. >> u2. >> i would be in for that. >> monty? >> i would say bring cher back. let's see what she can do for us. i would like to see her do something for us. >> john. >> i vote new edition. i love new edition. they are the beatles of my generation. bring new edition to new jersey next year. >> new edition, making a comeback, who knew. stand by. got to talk super bowl ads. a hit or miss this year.
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the thing about the super bowl is that every minute counts on and off the clock. so if you're not watching the passes, you're engrossed by the pitches, the ads. this year, 30 seconds of commercial time translated to $4 million in terms of cost. think about that. 30 seconds, 4 million bucks. which ads scored big? we have the man with some answers, brian levine with interscope research. welcome. >> glad to be here. >> explain what you did. it is a pretty unique way of putting these -- what is it you put on people? >> we have a heart rate monitor but measures extra things, how excited you are, can tell are you holding your breath when you're tense, are you laughing, leaning into your content, getting excited? every single moment of every
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single ad during the super bowl last night. >> from what your people told our people, it is the budweiser clydesdale ad that resonated as number one. in case you haven't seen it, let's roll part of it. ♪ took my love took it down ♪ ♪ climbs a mountain and turned around ♪ ♪ took my love take it down ♪ ♪ and if you see my reflection in a snow-covered hill ♪ ♪ well, a landslide will bring it down ♪ >> first of all, you play a little landslide, i'm already getting misty eyed. watching that, what was it that resonated so much? >> it was the ending moment. if this had been in any owe
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event than the super bowl, people wouldn't have given the time they gave it. you're sitting there, watching the ads, what takes you on this entire journey that by the end you've been built up so much that you feel it and feel that moment, you feel that connection. and it is where the budweiser logo comes up and feeling good about what's going on. >> one of my favorite ads was so poignant with the imagery was the farmers ad. at the end you figure out it is for dodge. you see the truck there, and it is this voice paul harvey, radio conservative radio host, the voice track you hear from a speech he gave back in 1978. let's watch a little bit of that. >> and on the eighth day, god looked down on his planned paradise and said, i need a caretaker, so god made a farmer. >> you know, i've been reading some of the criticism of the ad. many americans don't know who paul harvey is, therefore they wouldn't get the significance maybe of this speech.
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but i think it doesn't matter. you listen to his words, right? >> right. i think chrysler over the past couple of years has been introducing this kind of more grounded element to the super bowl ads. this year, we look at the top ads altogether, we have things like this paul harvey ad, but so manufactu many of them, doritos, a dad dressing up with his daughter or kids, you know, forming a football team. i think chrysler changed the tone of some of the super bowl advertising altogether and not making it all shock and awe, but maybe making it more about people and what can they can accomplish and keep moving it that way. >> john, lauren, monty, i'll bring you back in. on that dodge ad, when you do the math, which i did quickly earlier, if we're talking $4 million and this is 30 seconds, that was a two-minute ad that is a $16 million ad. that doesn't include the making of the ad. john what was your favorite ad? >> i liked the taco bell commercial with the veteran
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people, the retirees. i would have liked to have seen a few celebrities tossed in there, barbara walters, marla gibbs, larry king. i thought it was hilarious. i can see a mockumentary on television. >> my friends were saying that's going to be us in 50 years, having a good time. i love the clydesdale one. that was the top of the usa today ad meter pick. that one, to me, just pulled at my heart strings and made me teary and i wanted to see the reunion. and i agree with your panelists who said, i would not have sat through that whole thing had i not been at a super bowl party. >> interesting. did anything not work for you all? >> no. i think -- >> go daddy. go daddy. >> i think the budweiser was actually the most poignant one. and i think, you know, as an animal activist myself, i think when you look back at that, the
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connection between that and whether you're in love with an animal or another person or you're just touching and embracing, and to see that return, i think the tragedies that have taken place here in the u.s. here recently, i think it is good to see that, we're pulling back into more family. we're going to take care of ourselves, we're going to take care of things around us. i think we sensed it that way -- >> i want to go back to john. i feel like you're about to disagree with everyone, which i love. you're about to not give love to go daddy. >> go daddy was gross, hideous, freaked me out, ineffective. >> that didn't work for me really either. coming up next, we'll add some voices here to the panel and talk about this picture, good idea or pr fail? don't miss this. why take exercio seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it!
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week" here. welcome to all of you. let's begin here with paul. the fact that the president, here he is, in minneapolis, you know, saying congress must act, but using minneapolis as his example, talking about youth gun violence and how -- and law enforcement, he says you should have a seat at the table in terms of the discussion as well. what do you make of just what he said today? >> well, two things. one, the president is trying to turn the gun control debate into something having to do with law enforcement which drains the controversy from it, it is a smart political move. >> how does it drain it? >> no one is against law enforcement. the nra against all forms of gun control is not against law enforcement. if this were really what the debate were about, we wouldn't be having a debate. in a sense, he's kind of changing the topic away from the very controversial proposals, assault weapons ban, magazine capacity ban, and switching it over to we all love the cops, which is fine, but i'm not sure how far it gets you in the congressional debate. >> mike brooks, to you.
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as a -- worked as a cop for many, many years on the beat and working in minneapolis. here we are, the backdrop. as the president is pointing out, quite a bit of gun violence when it comes to minneapolis youth and then they, you know, instigated the youth initiatives, talked about how the numbers went down some 40%. did you see that when you were there? >> i was a cop in d.c., but, first of all, i think you ought to be in chicago with rahm emanuel talking about what they need to do about youth gun violence. i used to substitute on radio talk show there in minneapolis for a while, brooke, and i tell you, if you ran out of anything to talk about, just mention guns and the phones would light up because people in minnesota both in the city, st. paul, and in the rural area, just, you know, a short distance outside the town, they're very, very passionate about their guns. >> do we have some sound, guys, from the president we can play? i believe we do. let's listen. >> tell them there's no legislation to eliminate all
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guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specifically what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans when they're asked support. and tell them now is the time for action. >> the president there in minneapolis just looking down at my notes. saying congress must act. he talked again about the universal background checks. talked about the ban on assault-style weapons. talked about the ten-round limit on magazines. paul, my question to you, realistically, what could get through? >> i think the proposal of those three that you've just mentioned that has the best chance is the universal background check. i think it's a pretty broad agreement. i think people are even overconfident about that. i think a month or two or three from now, we could easily end up in the house of representatives with even that bogged down in the almost poisonous politics that surrounds the gun debate in
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our country. >> lauren ashburn, i want to bring you in. this is a picture that the white house released over the weekend. it is just part of the conversation. i wanted to ask you about this. because you see the president camp david it was taken back in august as he was skeet shooting. talked to the new republic recently, said, yes, i've fired a gun. since then, there's been skepticism and criticism. when you see this picture, good move for the white house to release this? >> well, i was listening to you talk to wolf blitzer earlier and wolf said why didn't the white house release this picture as soon as he gave the new republic interview where he said, yes, i skeet shoot all the time. and i think the answer is that he wanted it to be on the front page of every sunday newspaper in america. which it was. including "the new york times" and "the washington post." so in terms of a pr move, timingwise, yes, i think it was good. why, though, does the president have to continue to play this
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game? okay, i said i skeet shoot. now i'm going to show you the picture. then comes the controversy. then come the conspiracy theories. and he doesn't have to do it. he said he did it. it should be believed. >> you say he's pandering as a pseudo shooter? >> i think whenever you see a middle of the road politician sort of conspicuously posing with a firearm, that's what's going on. mitt romney did it talking about the -- >> john kerry did it, in his camouflage. >> exactly. as a citizen, a voter, it depresses me a little bit. i never like to see this kind of theater. >> hang tight, mike, we're going to talk to you more after the break. we want to talk about the police possibly changing ticke ining t this hostage situation still ongoing in alabama. (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade
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so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. want to bring lauren ashburn back in, and mike brooks, cnn law enforcement analyst. switching tactics, talking about this hostage situation going on in dale county, alabama, for a week. you have a 65-year-old, jimmy lee dike, keeping this 5-year-old, he's turning 6 this week, down in an underground bunker here. he is a special needs child, needs medication. apparently dikes and the police have been in corporation. it seems like police are almost -- i don't want to go as
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far as saying praying this man, but sort of being kind to him publicly. why? >> well, if there's ongoing negotiations, if you've got a dialogue going, i tell you, why be nasty? why push it? because they know that the little boy, as of right now, brooke, he is not being harmed. now, do they have a plan? do they think he's in imminent danger? that they'll go with? absolutely. but as long as he's talking, they're listening. because every time he gets medicine in, they get food in, hot wheels car, it's all negotiated. >> right, he's getting medication, getting cheatos, crayons and coloring books. >> a lot of people have said that the media are making this worse by camping out there, by covering this, day after day. that there's a possibility that he may be watching all of this coverage and enjoying the fact that it is being covered so much. mike, it's been a long time since you and i were on the streets of washington, d.c.
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together, covering things like this. i'm interviewing you, and i think you would agree, mike, that the media play a valuable role when it comes to keeping the information alive and keeping that little boy alive. >> they do, but people want to know -- they've got a little boy's life hanging in the balance. >> i just can't help but think about the mother, the parents. a lot of these kidnapping situations, you don't know where your child is. in this case, you know where your child is and you cannot go find him. got to get a quick break in. thanks, you two. back after this.
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